Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 27 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Sergeant Willliam Connelly was shot and killed on North 18th Street while attempting to arrest a man for driving a stolen car at about noon.
The two began to struggle after the man got out of the stolen car and Sergeant Connolly was then shot.
The suspect was apprehended by FBI agents in Newark on March 1, 1966.
Sergeant Connelly had been employed with the East Orange Police Department for 27 years.